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I received this book at no cost from the publisherBakers on Board by Sheryl Berk, Carrie Berk
Series: The Cupcake Club #9
Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky on April 5th 2016
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Friendship, Middle Grade
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It's "anchors away!" for the Cupcake Club!
Jenna's stepdad Leo is taking his family on a Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, Jenna's younger siblings get the chicken pox, leaving Leo with four extra tickets. Enter Peace, Love, and Cupcakes! Leo says Jenna's four besties can come-in exchange for baking twelve thousand cupcakes for his company's pirate-themed event. Shiver me timbers, that's a lot of icing! Now veterans in the cupcake-baking game, the PLC takes on the challenge.
But when a freak rainstorm flares up on the night of the big event, will it be rough seas for the girls?
Sheryl Berk, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Soul Surfer, and her daughter Carrie, a cupcake connoisseur who has reviewed confections from around the world in her Carrie's Cupcakes Critiques newsletter, have cooked up a delightful series sure to be a treat.
When Jenna’s dad brings home tickets for a cruise, he expected the whole family to come with him. Now with Jenna’s younger siblings down with the chicken pox, he offers the other four tickets to Peace, Love and Cupcake bakers in a deal that they can come along if they make 12,000 cupcakes! Challenge accepted! The girls end up being in the kitchen for most of the cruise and the weather has turned a bit nasty and threatens to ruin their hard work. Along with the temperatures in the kitchen, the tempers between Jenna and her sister are also rising.
This is a really cute read for anyone who adores cupcakes. The authors also include a few recipes that will tempt you into making a few treats for yourself. There is just enough suspense to keep the story progressing and and it is geared toward middle school readers. Fun for the whole family.
About the Authors:
Sheryl Berk has written about fashion for more than 20 years, first as a contributor to InStyle magazine, and later as the founding editor in chief of Life & Style Weekly. She has written dozens of books with celebrities including Britney Spears, Jenna Ushkowitz, Whitney Port, and Zendaya—and the #1 New York Times bestseller (turned movie) Soul Surfer with Bethany Hamilton.
Her daughter, Carrie Berk, is a renowned cupcake connoisseur and blogger with over 105,000 followers at the tender age of 12! Carrie is a fountain of fabulous ideas for book series—she came up with Fashion Academy in fifth grade. Carrie learned to sew from her grandma “Gaga” and has outfitted many an American Girl doll in original fashions. The Berks also write the deliciously popular series The Cupcake Club that was recently made into an Off-Broadway musical, Peace, Love and Cupcakes at Vital Theater in New York City.
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